Sunday, April 27, 2014

Afghanistan helicopter crash 'a tragic accident' --- A fatal helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan which killed all five UK personnel on board appears to have been a "tragic accident", the MoD has said. -- An investigation has begun into how the Lynx helicopter came down in Kandahar province on Saturday morning. -- Commander Joint Helicopter Command Maj Gen Richard Felton said it was a reminder of the risks UK troops still face as they withdraw from Afghanistan. -- The prime minister paid tribute to the men, whose families have been told -- Three of the servicemen, from the Army Air Corps, and an airman, from the Royal Air Force, were stationed at RAF Odiham, in Hampshire, the Ministry of Defence said. -- The fifth serviceman, an Army reservist from 3 Military Intelligence Battalion, was based in London. Their names have not been released. -- "Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families at this difficult time," Maj Gen Felton said outside RAF Odiham. -- "The investigation into this accident is ongoing but this is not the time now for speculation or comment." - More, BBC, at:


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